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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

‘Holiday camp’ youth prison spends more than £16,000 on computer games to ‘reward’ inmates - 26th July 2011

A prison for Britain's most dangerous young criminals, including teen murderers, is being turned into a 'holiday camp' with more than £16,000 being splashed out on video games.

Inmates at the notorious Warren Hill juvenile jail at Hollesley, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, are allowed to play them as a reward for good behaviour.

Bosses at the prison, which holds male offenders aged 15 to 17, have approved thousands of pounds of spending on devices such as the Microsoft XBox, Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation.

The cash has been forked out over the last four years, a Freedom of Information Act request has revealed.

The latest revelation comes after the controversial jail was branded a 'holiday camp' by an outraged former guard in 2009.

Between April 2008 and March 2009, more than £7,000 was spent on new consoles while a further £2,185 was paid out on video games.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey said the public would be 'shocked' to discover the level of spending and said games consoles should only be provided 'extremely sparingly'. Read More